Liverpool manager Juvergen Klopp has claimed that Chelsea’s favorite to lift the Premier League title this season.
Reuters: Liverpool manager Juvergen Klopp has claimed that Chelsea are the favorites to lift the Premier League title this season.
Lampard oversaw a squad reconstruction at Chelsea, which cost 220 220 million (US $ 295.64 million) in the summer transfer window, and after a difficult start, the team has run 16 games unbeaten in all competitions.
A 3-1 win over Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday put Chelsea at the top of the league table with 22 points. Tottenham Hotspur beat defending champions Liverpool 21 each on Sunday.
“If I watch football games now, I think Chelsea are my favorite,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s home game against the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“They have the biggest squad, the best players play well after a rusty start – they are full.
“They have incredible opportunities to change games and make changes from one game to another – so that’s it.”
Liverpool had six points clear at this point last season, but the term saw them face a busy fixture list and several injury setbacks.
Klopp said the title race this season will be more open than previous campaigns, but ressed that Liverpool should focus only on their own performances.
“I don’t think anyone is following us now – or someone is following us,” the German coach said. “We have pressure, but no matter how much you think about that pressure, be honest.”
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(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandes)